Every mum can identify with finding body confidence. Watching their teenage daughter go through the same struggle, however, often leaves mums feeling helpless. They see their daughters grapple in an image-obsessed world. What this book reveals is that mums have a powerful opportunity to be the key influencer in helping their daughters to grow a healthy body image and to see beauty beyond what they look like. To shape and re-shape their daughter's beliefs around what beauty is. How? By being the example that their girls so desperately need. By SHOWING them a concept of beauty that will help them to stand tall on the inside, develop confidence in themselves, and get freedom from the messages that attack them on a daily basis.
Small, realistic and achievable steps do work. In this practical book, mum and educator, Vanessa Gatman shares about the power of mums addressing their own body image as a way of equipping and empowering their daughters to develop their own body image. In other words, be the positive example that their girls can imitate. To be a positive role model; she encourages mothers to walk the talk by discontinuing to disapprove of their own bodies and leading the way in celebrating their beauty in its fullness. In I Quit Hating my Body So She Could Love Hers, you'll find tips that help to develop a positive body image and a wider view of beauty. Key elements such as the mother-relationship, broadening our perspective of beauty, thinking patterns, social media, the onset of puberty, shopping for clothes and the role that dads can play, are tackled.
Vanessa Gatman tells the story of her own body journey and how her struggles and experiences led her to accept a new vision of body beautiful--one that embraces acceptance and celebration of all that her body represents. Vanessa's teenage daughter also shares about developing her inner confidence and the impact of having her mother do the same.